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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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a union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations: a defensive alliance between Australia and New Zealand...

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N.a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin mercenaruis ‘hireling,’ from merces, merced- ‘reward.’

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